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  1. "Excellent progression opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Saint Albans, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Working culture - Corporate Hospitality - Rewards

    Cons

    Not really any to report

    Robert Walters2019-09-03
  2. "Wouldn't work for another agency after RW!"

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    Current Employee - Business Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time

    Pros

    - Amazing people who all have some sort of life experience prior to RW and excellent sense of humour, noone too 'salesy' or sharky - Freedom to build your client and candidate network as you see fit - Amazing client entertainment events, inc sport and art eg. Twickenham Box, Ashes, Queens tennis, RWC sponsorship - Opportunity to travel abroad on charity partnership trip to Kenya - fully paid for volunteering trip... to help build farms and water pans in one of the poorest areas of Africa - Travel to South Africa to meet relevant candidates and clients - Flexible working as/when required - Excellent progression opportunities regardless of your strengths - either through candidate management, billing or team management

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    Cons

    - It's a team based environment which is great, but can mean that not everyone pulls their weight which affects bonus pools - No reward for bringing in brand new business, either for yourself or others - Limited incentive opportunities at senior management level

    Robert Walters2019-10-02
  3. "Great company, with excellent prospects for those who work hard."

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Manchester City Centre, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Genuine belief in building relationships with clients Teamwork mentality Always looking for the best ways to train consultants and managers Encourage ideas that will help you build your business Recruitment treated as a career rather than a sales job Great seminars and panel based events to invite clients too Excellent white papers, salary guides and market intelligence information for clients

    Cons

    Can be a little risk averse to technology/businesses that is untried (new, recently set up) however they're adapting quickly Could be better interoffice communications Interview process can be a little long though they do want to make sure you get the best opportunity and with several disciplines this can be hard

    Advice to Management

    Continue the good work to improve the working lifestyle of the consultants Continue to ask the employees for their input when launching new products Make sure that everyone within the group of companies are aware of each other (RW/RS).

    Robert Walters2018-04-10
  4. "Great Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I've worked here for over 10 years, traveled to a number of countries and had countless opportunities so feel very positive about working here. The offices are all in great locations, the management team have a huge depth of knowledge and offer a lot of support and the opportunities are huge. The Australian office has one of the best views anywhere and if your lucky you can sport Orcas swimming past the office... in Auckland. How cool is that?

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    Cons

    Anything sales based is going to be hard, but having worked for a competitor I believe RW is probably the best option for a recruitment career. Yes, the hours can be long and it can be stressful, but that's the norm in this industry. The Tea / Coffee in the UK office is terrible. Go to the French office for limitless espresso and chilled coke zero!

    Advice to Management

    Improve the coffee in the UK!

    Robert Walters2016-12-13
  5. "Great place to work and have a career"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people, the passion and commitment. Great training and support and career development.

    Cons

    The market conditions can affect bonuses but that is across the board

    Robert Walters2016-10-11
  6. "Collaborative, Entrepreneurial Working Environment With Long Term Career Development Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The business is focused on developing and promoting long term careers but organically growing their management team from within. The team based approach create a collegiate working environment that is rare in wider the recruitment industry. Robert Walters hires top quality staff and working with industry leaders makes you continually challenge yourself and develop your skills. The meritocratic approach to... developing people means that ambition is fostered and not blocked.

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    Cons

    The working hours are long and clearly defined. There could be a shorter working hour definition to allow for people who need to travel to and from work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look to identify and develop top performers not just from a billings perspective, but people who can be long term business leaders for the group. Make sure that senior management are visible and approachable to all levels of staff to ensure that staff feel that they understand and empathize with their challenges.

    Robert Walters2014-10-24
  7. "Amazing company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Director in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    As a former long term employee, having started at RW as a Consultant, I have seen the company more than double in size, to the current point in time where the company is the most successful it has ever been. A key element of that growth is the company policy to not make acquisitions in order to grow. The growth is organic, with Consultants being promoted internally and trusted to start new teams / offices /... countries which means you can have a fantastic, long-term career with RW, with international opportunities should you wish. It's a genuinely stable company with exceptional training and plenty of support for those new to the recruitment industry, including a large back office to allow you to get on with your job. Due to the organic growth model, there's a brilliant culture which is carefully nurtured - It's team based which means it's a nice place to work and it's highly likely you'll make life-long friends here, as the vast majority are like-minded positive, ambitious people which is infectious. The offices are stunning, there's lots of incentives and recognition for a job well-done and you can earn good money too, while being involved in Corporate Social Responsibility activities. Prior to leaving RW, there was a focus on mental health and flexible working practices which was most welcome.

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    Cons

    Robert Walters isn't perfect (I don't believe any company is), but it's run by good people so while there may be frustrations at times, it's important to trust that the company will have your best interests at heart and to go with the flow and stay positive. Those who have a negative attitude won't succeed at RW. In order to have a career at RW, you're going to need to work hard and long hours may be involved. This... isn't a 'con' specific to RW, it applies to the recruitment industry as a whole as it's highly competitive and it's an industry where whatever you put in, you get out.

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    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Robert Walters2019-09-07
  8. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Director in Kuala Lumpur
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Walters full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I worked at the Kuala Lumpur office and had a wonderful experience. The colleagues and the bosses were just amazing. I would highly recommend.

    Cons

    It is a performance-based, KPI-driven environment. So for those looking for an easy ride, this is probably not the right place for you.

    Advice to Management

    At a country level, it is perfect as it is. The leaders are doing what leaders should do. Retain them at all cost. At a global level, I can't comment.

    Robert Walters2017-11-09
  9. "Happy Days!"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Career growth, innovative ideas, great brand, fun team, professional outcomes, team ethics.

    Cons

    Lack of mobile work platform.

    Robert Walters2017-09-28
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work and a collaborative working environment!"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Walters full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    If you work hard, are motivated and are driven to make money, then Robert Walters in New York is the right organization to work for. Situated in brand new offices, the company has a mix of local and international employees with varying levels of experience hence ensuring your ability to learn and progress your career is accelerated. Hard work is always rewarded and your ability to earn uncapped bonuses is in your... own hands but management will always provide you with all the tools to succeed.

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    Cons

    No cons at all for those who work hard, are passionate and are built for a sales environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Leading from the front is extremely important in any business and I think the management team does a great job of this!

    Robert Walters2017-06-09
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